Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out by Laura Speers

By Laura Speers

This e-book explores the highly-valued, and infrequently highly-charged, perfect of authenticity in hip-hop — what it truly is, why it can be crucial, and the way it impacts the daily lifetime of rap artists. through reading the practices, identities, and struggles that form the lives of rappers within the London scene, the research exposes the recommendations and strategies that hip-hop practitioners have interaction in to barter authenticity on a daily foundation. In-depth interviews and fieldwork offer perception into the character of authenticity in international hip-hop, and the dynamics of cultural appropriation, globalization, marketization, and digitization via a mixed set of ethnographic, theoretical, and cultural research.


Despite transforming into realization to authenticity in well known song, this publication is the 1st to provide a finished theoretical version explaining the reflexive techniques hip-hop artists undertake to ‘live out’ authenticity in daily life. This version will act as a blueprint for brand spanking new experiences in worldwide hip-hop and be generative in different authenticity study, and for different track genres similar to punk, rock and roll, kingdom, and blues that proportion comparable matters surrounding contested artist authenticity.?

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Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene: Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music (Routledge Studies in Popular Music)

This booklet explores the highly-valued, and sometimes highly-charged, excellent of authenticity in hip-hop — what it truly is, why it will be significant, and the way it impacts the day by day lifetime of rap artists. via examining the practices, identities, and struggles that form the lives of rappers within the London scene, the learn exposes the options and strategies that hip-hop practitioners interact in to barter authenticity on a regular foundation.

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